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RRP $1,249.00 $999.00

Black Ice


  • This products Overview

    The APEKS Black Ice is a Rugged, Weight-Integrated, Back-Inflation BC designed with the Advanced-Diver-in-Mind. Despite its Heavy-Duty Construction, it provides Amazing-Comfort, Fit and Stability thanks to its Wrapture Harness System (pat. pending). Due to the Modular-Nature of this BC, a Custom Fit can be achieved through any of the three sizes. The Black Ice is offered in one color only, you guessed it, black.

    The Wrapture Harness System, utilizing a Specialized Back-Plate, Valve Retention Strap and Swivel Shoulder Buckles to provides Unsurpassed Comfort. The Wrapture Harness System not only Hugs-the-Contours of the Body providing Superior Comfort and Stability, it also Supports the Scuba Cylinder in a way that has never been more Comfortable to the Diver. The Wrapture allows you to Stand-up-Straight in Total Comfort while the Cylinder remains Perfectly-Vertical and pulled in Close while preventing "Ride-Up" at the Surface.

    The Black Ice features the Patented and Innovative Sure-Lock II Mechanical Weight Release System with 32 lbs (14.5 kg) Capacity in all sizes. The Sure-Lock II is Easy to Load and remains Secure until you want to release it. The Sure-Lock II Weight Pockets align themselves. Just Insert-the-Pocket until it "Clicks". A simple, Single-Pull Release is all that is needed to jettison the weights in an emergency. The Black Ice also has Fixed Non-Releasable Weight Pockets in Back with Capacities 10 lbs (4.5 kg).The 3-Flat E-Valves, One on the Right-Shoulder and One on the Left-Lower-Rear and One on the Right-Lower-Rear Reduce Drag and keep the BC Streamlined. The Valves are designed as One-Way to keep Water-Out.

    The Black Ice comes equipped with Aqua Lungs Power Line Inflator with an Increased Fill Rate which is now, one of the Highest Air Flows in the Industry. The Power Line is an Environmentally Sealed Unit for less maintenance, has Integrated-Hose Clips for attachment to the LP Hose for a Streamline and Low Profile. The Inflator is equipped with a Cable Activated Rapid Exhaust at the top, simply Pull-Down on Lower Unit to Dump Air.

    The Left Pocket is a Fold-Down design with Deep-Capacity, perfect for an Extra Mask. The Right Pocket is a Large-Utility-Pocket secured with a Robust Zipper Closure. Knife Attachment Points are found on the Left Pocket Flap which will accommodate many of the Wenoka Squeeze Lock Knives. This location provides easy access to the knife. The Black Ice feature 5-Large, Angled, Stainless Steel D-Rings for all of your Accessories and the Rolled Neck Collar provides Comfort. The Black Ice BCD provides 52lbs (23.6kg) of Lift, comes with a 3/8" Threaded Low Pressure Quick-Disconnect Hose, Owner's Manual.

  • specifications

    • Rugged, Weight-Integrated, Back-Inflation BC
    • Designed with the Advanced-Diver-in-Mind
    • Heavy-Duty Construction
    • Amazing-Comfort, Fit and Stability
    • Wrapture Harness System (pat. pending):
      Specialized Back-Plate
      Valve Retention Strap
      Swivel Shoulder Buckles
      Unsurpassed Comfort
      Hugs-the-Contours of Body, Providing Superior Comfort and Stability
      Supports the Scuba Cylinder
      Prevents "Ride-Up" at the Surface
    • Patented and Innovative Sure-Lock II Mechanical Weight Release System: 32 lbs (14.5 kg) Weight Capacity in All-Sizes
      Sure-Lock II is Easy to Load and Remains Secure
      Weight Pockets Align Themselves: Insert-the-Pocket Until it "Clicks"
      Single-Pull Release
    • Fixed Non-Releasable Weight Pockets in Back with Capacities 10 lbs (4.5 kg)
    • 3-Flat E-Valves: One on Right-Shoulder
      One on Left-Lower-Rear
      One on Right-Lower-Rear
      Flat E-Valves: Reduce Drag and Keep BC Streamlined
      One-Way Design, Keeps Water-Out
    • Aqua Lungs Power Line Inflator:
      Increased Fill Rate: Highest Air Flows in Industry
      Environmentally Sealed Unit for Less Maintenance
      Integrated-Hose Clips
      Cable Activated Rapid Exhaust
    • Includes: 3/8" Threaded Quick-Disconnect LP Hose
    • Attachment Grommets for Knife
    • Left Pocket: Fold-Down, Deep-Capacity, Perfect for Extra Mask
    • Right Pocket: Large-Utility-Pocket with Robust Zipper Closure
    • 5-Large, Angled, Stainless Steel D-Rings for Accessory Attachment
    • Rolled Neck Collar Provides Comfort
    • Lift: 52lbs (23.6kg)
    • Owner's Manual
  • size chart

    Height (ft/in) 5'4"-5'11" 5'9"-6'3" 6'0"-6'7"
    Weight (lbs) 145-210 175-235 195-275
    Waist  (in) 33-53 37-57 41-61
    Over the Shoulder (in) 38-48 42-52 42-52
    Total Integrated weight (lbs) 42 42 42
    Releasable weight (lbs) 32 32 32
    Lift (lbs) 52 52 52

Terms and Conditions

Order Methods

We understand that our customers will have different preferences for shopping so we offer two methods of making a purchase.


If you are in a hurry or you would like some friendly and personal service simply pick up the phone and call us on +64 9 4248540 as our store on the sunny Hibiscus Coast (just 30mins north of Auckland CBD) is open seven days a week. You will need to tell us the item description and brand so have that information at hand. We may be able to give you a shipping quote straight away, otherwise we can email it to you or call you back. Upon confirmation that you are happy with your order, we will take your credit card information over the phone and charge the confirmed amount. Alternatively you can make an electronic payment into our account. Goods will be dispatched once payment is received.


Simply make your selections and add them to your cart. On the shopping cart page, you can update quantities or remove items. When you are happy with your order, select the "checkout" option. When making a purchase on line you have the option of creating an account but you can still make purchases without doing so. If you choose to create an account you will be able to log back in to view your order information, save items to your wish list and receive email updates on any new items and promotions. When logged in to your account your address details will load automatically onto the checkout page but you may edit these if they have changed. You can create an account at any stage by selecting the "Account" tab on the top right corner of the screen or through the checkout page.


This online store is made available to you under the following policies and conditions:


We only ship within New Zealand and shipping is free for orders and purchases valued $100 or more (excluding Chatham Islands). All other orders under $100 will incur a shipping fee which will be quoted at checkout.


Your purchase will be sent by courier.

At this time, we only deliver to New Zealand addresses. We do not deliver to Post Office boxes.

Please note that a signature is required for all deliveries and you should inspect the package before signing for any signs of damage. The goods become the recipient's property and responsibility once they have been signed for at the time of delivery.

If goods do not arrive when you expect them to (see our Delivery Period), please contact us within 24 hours. We will use this delivery information to make a claim against our courier company. We will offer you the choice of a replacement or a full refund, once we have received confirmation from our courier company that delivery was not successful.

If any goods arrive damaged, please contact us within 24 hours of delivery. Please return the damaged goods to us in the condition received by you with all original packaging, together with all packing slips. At our election, we will either repair or replace the goods or refund the price to you.


We aim to dispatch your products within 48 hours of purchase and you will receive an email that confirms that your order has been dispatched. If any of it items you ordered are not in stock, we will notify you within 48 hours with an estimate on the lead time, and if this is too long to wait you may cancel your order.

To ensure successful delivery, please provide a delivery address where someone will be present during business hours to sign for the receipt of your package. You can track your order by entering the tracking number emailed to you in the dispatch email, into the courier's website.

Delivery times are as follows:
North Island: 1-3 days
South Island: 1-4 days
Rural delivery: 1 day extra to the above


Our prices are quoted with GST (Goods & Service Tax). All purchases are charged in New Zealand Dollars only.

You can pay by:
i. direct credit (our bank details will be provided to you on checkout)
ii. credit card (we currently accept Visa and Mastercard)

We also have financing option available, please email us if you are interested in financing your purchase as all quotes and lending are subject to application, approval and lending criteria.


We would like you to buy with confidence so we offer a 30 day money back guarantee. You can return any product purchased from in an unused, brand new condition within 30 days of the date of the purchase and we will refund your money back. Please advise us by email quoting your invoice number if you return a product to us. All purchases must be returned and inspected before any refund will be granted.

Gift cards cannot be returned. They are non-refundable and cannot be redeemed for cash.


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We want to make your shopping experience as safe, satisfying, convenient and pleasurable as possible. We take your privacy very seriously. The information which we receive from you is used to process orders and to provide you with a more personalised shopping experience. This means that your information will not be sold or otherwise divulged to third parties without your prior consent. You have certain rights to access information about yourself and if necessary to ask for it to be deleted or corrected.